Once upon a time, Nigerian artists were once seen as dropouts who had nothing to do before taking up entertainment.
However, that narrative isn’t true as most Nigerian Artists actually attended Universities and while some of them dropped out to face Music completely, others are graduates.
For Mp3bullet.ng list, we would be taking a look at Nigerian Artists who studied professional courses like Medicine, Law, Engineering, and the likes.
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Falz is the perfect example of the proverb that says ‘a fruit does not fall far from the tree’. His dad, Femi Falana SAN, is one of the most prominent lawyers in Nigeria.
Falz gained a lot of popularity a few years ago when he first started with his short skits on social media before his music career began to gain a lot of momentum.
It didn’t take long before we got to find out that Falz was the son of the legal luminary, Falana.
Falz studied law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom before returning to the country.
While the Multi-talented entertainer has been called to the bar, he is yet to practice. However, he is well versed in law and this played a huge role during the #Endsars protest where he educated people on their rights.
Mavin Record Label act, Dr Sid was born to Justus Esiri, the late legendary Nollywood actor and while you would think he would follow in his father’s footstep, he did otherwise.
Instead, Dr SID went to the UK to study Dentistry and in 2004 became a qualified Dentist. The singer had however started music way before he entered University, in fact, he started out as a backup dancer for the Iconic music group, Trybemens.
After managing to combine his duty as a Dentist and his music career for three years, SID decided to quit the professional world and face Music completely, that same year he joined Mo’hits records alongside D’prince, K-Switch, and others.
Peruzzi is signed to DMW Label but many few know that the talented singer/Songwriter was a Medical student.
Peruzzi studied Medicine and Surgery at the Odessa State National University, Ukraine. However, in order to focus on his music career, he pulled out of school in his fifth year and returned to Nigeria in 2013.
Though, Peruzzi started doing real music in 2007. He tried to bury his music talent and concentrate on his studies but his talent was soon exposed in his second year. His friends set him up to sing at a valentine’s day party. Of course, he performed and this reawakened his desire for music.
Thereafter, he combined education and music. He would go to the studio to record songs and still come back to school to study. This continued until he lost his passport in his fifth year and had to come to Nigeria. He never returned to finish his education. Therefore, he started developing himself while also looking for ways to get into the Nigerian music industry.
Omawumi became famous in 2007 as the runner-up on of the first edition of the ‘West African Idols‘. Since then she has gone on to become one of the biggest female singers from this part of the world.
Omawumi studied law at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and practiced for a while.
The talented vocalist also studied French. Though Omawumi is now married with kids we think she too might one day pick up that wig and storm the courtroom.
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emPawa Boss, Mr Eazi has established himself as an artist and a music boss. Though he didn’t start out as a musician.
At the age of 16, Mr Eazi relocated to Ghana to further his educational endeavors, enrolling in the mechanical engineering program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
While at KNUST, Mr Eazi started pursuing music, he contributed guest vocals to the track “My Life”, a song that gained traction and became a popular record at the University.
In an interview, Mr Eazi revealed he briefly worked for the popular Oil rigging company, Schlumberger when he returned to Nigeria.